So Julia Allison wrote her listicle for Nerve that singles out the ten sexiest web geeks at last week’s SXSW. Those included are people Julia Allison is actively trying to suck up to, but that is to be expected. There is those two from Small Girls PR, who Julia tends to mention frequently; a writer from Fast Company, a magazine that is inexplicably on Julia Allison’s radar right now; the guy who gave her an iPhone case; and Sklarge, who is looking hot in the article’s photo of her, if I may say so myself — very Mary Louise Parker, who is near the top of my “I’d Stick It” list.
Of note, however, is the inclusion of Christopher Poole, also known as “Moot,” founder of 4Chan, that anonymous hive mind that is notorious for launching aggressive and effective cyber bullying campaigns. He makes the list at #5.
5. Christopher Poole, founder of 4Chan
If power is an aphrodisiac, what is having a horde of anonymous soldier-hackers at your every control open-apple command? One word: 01101000 01101111 01110100. That’s right: hot… in binary! In fact, Poole’s loyal band of online followers managed to earn his 4Chan alter-ego a place on Time’s 100’s Most Influential People List in 2009. Not bad for a guy who was known only by the code-name “Moot” until July of 2008. He’s spoken everywhere from Yale to MIT (he was one of the keynotes at this year’s SXSW Intereractive), he’s still in his early twenties, and with his sandy blondish locks and tall, lanky frame, Poole is a veritable geek Adonis — a total catch for any gorgeous geekette.
So which is it? Anonymity and power is sexy? Or it is something that must be quashed with already stretched government resources? Stay consistent, Donks. You are muddling up your message.